Weezer Bassist—And His Adopted Family—Star In New peta2 Campaign

Scott Shriner Asks Everyone to Adopt—and Not Buy—Dogs and Cats

For Immediate Release:
March 3, 2015

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – According to a new video interview for peta2, PETA’s youth division, if bassist Scott Shriner‘s adopted dog Calvin were a Weezer song, he’d be “Hash Pipe.” In addition to the “interesting street references” the song conjures up, Calvin also has a tough “Hash Pipe” way about him as he struts down the streets of Los Angeles. Alternately, Calvin’s companion Peanut calls to mind the more downtrodden melodies of “Tragic Girl,” a once forgotten-about track from the Pinkerton sessions. Both rescued Cairn terriers appear alongside the longtime Weezer bassist in a print ad for peta2, along with the campaign slogan “Adopt. Don’t Shop.”

“I guarantee you there’s a dog that you’re looking for out there that needs a home already,” Shriner says in the video available on peta2.com. “My wife’s adopted, my son’s adopted, the dogs are adopted—and we made this amazing family.”

Shriner also points out that half of the 6 to 8 million dogs and cats who enter U.S. animal shelters every year have to be euthanized simply because there aren’t enough good homes for them. That’s why he and peta2—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—are asking caring people to adopt from local shelters and never buy from breeders or pet stores.

Shriner joins a growing list of celebrities—including Jhené Aiko, Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, Rise Against, RZA, and members of Fall Out Boy and Manchester Orchestra—who’ve teamed up with peta2 to promote kindness to animals.

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